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- adv. In a manner suitable for some particular purpose.
- adv. In a manner convenient or advantageous at some particular time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an opportune manner; seasonably; with opportunity of either time or place.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at an opportune time
When their ingenuity and industry failed them, the power of Christ came in opportunely for their relief; for he would take care that those who had left all for him should not want any good thing.
His mother was charmed that he should do so; and, as he was debating about the conveyance in which he should start for Baymouth, Captain Strong called opportunely, said he was going himself, and that he would put his horse, The Butcher Boy, into the gig, and drive Pen over.
Captain Strong called opportunely, said he was going himself, and that he would put his horse, The Butcher Boy, into the gig, and drive Pen over.
A correspondence was "opportunely" intercepted between the Jacobins and the Emigrants in Switzerland, while emissaries insinuated themselves into the Clubs, for the purpose of exciting desperate motions; or, dispersed in public places, contrived, by assuming the Jacobin costume, to throw on the faction the odium of those seditious exclamations which they were employed to vociferate.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
The finance of the country is "opportunely" a little improved.
The imprisonment of Wolf Larsen had happened most opportunely, for what must have been the Indian summer of this high latitude was gone and drizzling stormy weather had set in.
But it may be opportunely asked: has our experience in electing public officials led us to think that we could run railways, cotton mills, and department stores by popular vote?
And since there are only two political parties to choose from, they've opportunely split the baby on how Money is created, saved, spent, utilized and doled out; from the private sector to Washington D.C. Thing is, it's important to come to grips with the fact that there will be nothing new offered by either faction.
A light southerly breeze appeared very opportunely and swept away the fog; the sun again shed its light over the Barrier, which lay before us, shining and level, as we had been accustomed to see it.
Unless the whole country is in that backroom to know what transpired, there is a vacuum which the Hillary folks will opportunely and deceptively fill by blaming Obama.
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